Sunday Scholars: The Recursive Landscape—Cole and Beyond
William L. Coleman, Ph.D., Director of Collections and Exhibitions for The Olana Partnership, speaks on the broader phenomenon of artists who have shown sustained devotion to a specific landscape subject over many different canvases. This talk places Cole’s repeated responses to the scenery of Catskill Creek in the context of a long tradition of landscape painters, and shows the particular importance artists’ houses have played in this practice.
Image: Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900). Greenwood Lake, 1875. Oil on canvas mounted on masonite. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ellen R. Wheeler, 1967.125.